The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Technician role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Technician
Rank 551 552 541
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 37 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.035% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.038% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 3
Average daily rate
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£125 £180 £95
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +89.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £108 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £228 £159
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £175 £133
% change year-on-year
-31.42% +32.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 12
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £17.10 £15.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.63 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +0.92%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50897 47816 46453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.80% 92.47% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32377 28821 26228
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2108 2666
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 34 £130 -14.75% 3
South East -24 10 £175 -19.72% 2
London +14 9 £135 -27.02% 1
East of England -1 6 £110 -8.33%
North West -7 3 - -
Hampshire -23 3 - - 2
Reading +23 2 £175 -
Berkshire +5 2 £175 -
Scotland -11 2 - - 1
Glasgow -3 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Shepperton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Goole - - - -
Gosport - - - - 2
Ilkley - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title.

1 38 (59.38%) Windows
2 27 (42.19%) Microsoft
3 25 (39.06%) Windows 7
4 22 (34.38%) Active Directory
5 19 (29.69%) Windows XP
6 14 (21.88%) MS Office
7 13 (20.31%) Citrix
8 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (17.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (17.19%) MS Exchange
10 10 (15.63%) LAN
10 10 (15.63%) WAN
11 8 (12.50%) Windows 8
11 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
12 7 (10.94%) ITIL
13 6 (9.38%) VMware
13 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (9.38%) SCCM
14 5 (7.81%) Migration
14 5 (7.81%) Adobe
15 4 (6.25%) SLA
15 4 (6.25%) Apple
15 4 (6.25%) Finance
15 4 (6.25%) Firewall
15 4 (6.25%) Internet
15 4 (6.25%) Thin Client
15 4 (6.25%) Blackberry
15 4 (6.25%) XenDesktop
15 4 (6.25%) Fat Client
15 4 (6.25%) Windows Vista

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (17.19%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (21.88%) MS Office
2 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) LAN
1 10 (15.63%) WAN
2 4 (6.25%) Firewall
2 4 (6.25%) Internet
3 3 (4.69%) VLAN
3 3 (4.69%) Wireless
4 2 (3.13%) LDAP
4 2 (3.13%) SMTP
4 2 (3.13%) DHCP
4 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.13%) SAN
4 2 (3.13%) DNS
5 1 (1.56%) VPN
5 1 (1.56%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (6.25%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
3 1 (1.56%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Thin Client
1 4 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 4 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.69%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) iPhone
4 1 (1.56%) iPad
4 1 (1.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (59.38%) Windows
2 25 (39.06%) Windows 7
3 19 (29.69%) Windows XP
4 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (17.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.25%) Windows Vista
8 3 (4.69%) Linux
8 3 (4.69%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.94%) ITIL
2 5 (7.81%) Migration
3 3 (4.69%) Service Management
3 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.13%) ITSM
5 1 (1.56%) Investment Management
5 1 (1.56%) Change Control
5 1 (1.56%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.13%) MCSE
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.13%) MCDST
1 2 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.25%) XenDesktop
4 3 (4.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (4.69%) XenApp
4 3 (4.69%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.56%) vSphere
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (42.19%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.31%) Citrix
3 6 (9.38%) VMware
4 5 (7.81%) Adobe
5 4 (6.25%) Apple
6 3 (4.69%) HP
6 3 (4.69%) Cisco
7 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.56%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.56%) Polycom
8 1 (1.56%) Lumension
8 1 (1.56%) Reuters
8 1 (1.56%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.56%) Remedy
8 1 (1.56%) AppSense
8 1 (1.56%) CA
8 1 (1.56%) Lotus
8 1 (1.56%) Red Hat